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Girls on the Run Receives Community Foundation Grant

Posted 7/29/2015

We are honored to announce that the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has awarded Girls on the Run Birmingham a grant of $32,000 as part of their 2015 competitive grant cycle in their priority area of ‘Health: Improve nutrition/health food access and increase opportunities for physical activity’. This generous funding will allow Girls on the Run Birmingham to increase opportunities for participation for girls in Jefferson, Shelby, and St. Clair counties while maintaining quality programming. “We are really excited and encouraged by this support. It is our hope that we are able to provide more girls with access to physical activity and better support our volunteer coaches, who are instrumental to our program.” –Catherine Gregory, Executive Director of Girls on the Run Birmingham.

Over the past 56 years The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has connect philanthropists and nonprofits to build a stronger and more vibrant future for our community. The vision of the CFGB is to connect people from all walks of life to understand community issues and create opportunities for positive, lasting change and improve the life of our region. To learn more about the CGFB and how it has made a lasting impact in our community, check out their video.